A Q-switched Nd:YCOB laser

C. J. Mercer, Yuen Hong Tsang, D. J. Binks, H. Zhang, J. Wang

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The first demonstration of a pulsed Nd:YCOB laser at 1060 nm is reported, with results for both gain switching and Q-switching presented. Active Q-switching is achieved using the spinning disc technique pulses of 50 ns duration with pulse energies up to 0.6 mJ are obtained. Optimisation is performed for both pulse energy and slope efficiency of the laser. A Q-switched slope efficiency of 56% is achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers III - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 8 Apr 200810 Apr 2008


ConferenceSolid State Lasers and Amplifiers III


  • Diode pumped
  • Laser
  • Nd:YCOB
  • Q-switched

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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